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Unit: Molecular and Cellular Design
Subunit: Molecular modeling platform
Group: Structural Biocomputing
Category: Investigator
Phone: + 34 966 65 84 53
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Degree: B. Sc. in Biology. University of Salamanca. June 1992
Ph.D program: PhD degree with Honors and Prize to the best Thesis at the Neuroscience program, Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche (Director: Prof. José Manuel González Ros), 1998
Posdoctoral Positions:
1.- Department of Cell Biology and Histology, Academisch Medisch Centrum. University of Amsterdam. Floppase activity studies of P-gp protein (MDR1). Cell cultured studies (Prof. Gerrit van Meer).
2.- Institut de Biologie Phisico-Chimique. Universitè Paris VII. France. Floppase activity studies of P-gp protein (MDR1). Biophisical studies (Prof. Philippe Devaux).
3.- European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL). Heidelberg, Germany (2004-2006). Development and implementation of the web site for ADAN database for protein modular domains implied in protein-protein interactions. Computacional design of competitive inhibitors and modulators in the superfamily of protein MAPK, CDK, PKA and Aurora kinases (Prof. Luis Serrano).
Previous positions:
1.- Fellowship from Ministerio de Educación y Cultura of Spain, University of Alicante. Department Neurochemistry. 1994-1997.
2.- Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the Miguel Hernández University (1997-2008).
Current Position: Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
Research Fields:
1.- Structural proteomics and bioinformatics: ADAN database and "In silico" design of peptidic protein-kinase inhibitors.
2.- Molecular docking approaches for drug discovery: search inhibitors of Dengue and Zika RNA-dependent RNA polimerases (DOCKING database).
Representative Publications:

  • In silico approach for the discovery of new PPAR-gamma modulators among plant-derived polyphenols. Encinar, J.A., Fernández-Ballester, G., Galiano-Ibarra, V., and Micol, V. Drug Design, Development and Therapy. 2015; 9: 5877-5895.
  • Competing Lipid-Protein and Protein-Protein Interactions Determine Clustering and Gating Patterns in KcsA. Molina, M.L., Giudici, A.M., Poveda, J.A., Fernández-Ballester, G., Montoya, E., Renart, M.L., Fernández, A.M., Encinar, J.A., Riquelme, G., Morales, A., & González-Ros, J.M. 2015. J Biol Chem. 290(42): 25745-25755.
  • Nucleotide binding triggers a conformational change of the CBS module of the magnesium transporter CNNM2 from a twisted towards a flat structure. Corral-Rodríguez, M.A., Stuiver, M., Abascal-Palacios, G., Diercks, T., Oyenarte, I., Ereño-Orbea, J., Ibáñez De Opakua, A., Blanco, F.J., Encinar, J.A., Spiwok, V., Terashima, H., Accardi, A., Müller, D., Martinez-Cruz LA. 2014. Biochem J. 464:23-34.
  • Hepatitis C virus polymerase-polymerase contact interface: Significance for virus replication and antiviral design. López-Jiménez, A.J., Clemente-Casaresa, P., Sabariegosa, R., Llanos-Valero, M., Bellón-Echeverría, I., Encinar, J.A., Kaushik-Basue, N., Froeyen, M. and Mas, A. 2014. Antiviral Res. 108:14-24.
  • Lipid modulation of ion channels through specific binding sites. Poveda JA, Giudici A.M., Renart L., Molina M.L, Montoya E., Fernández A.M., Fernández-Ballester G., Encinar, J.A., González-Ros J.M. 2014. Biochim Biophys Acta. 1838(6):1560-1567.
  • pH-dependent solution structure and activity of the host-defense peptide myticin C (Myt C) from the mussel Mytilus galloprovincialis. Martinez-López, A., Encinar, J.A., Medina-Gali, R.M., Balseiro, P., García-Valtanen, P., Figueras, A., Novoa, B. and Estepa A. 2013. Marine Drugs 2013, 11(7), 2328-2346.